Drury was sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Drury was demoted following Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Orioles. The 25-year-old second baseman hit just .195 with one homer and seven RBI through 14 games with the big club.
Drury will be called up ahead of Friday's series opener against the Red Sox, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. After a lengthy stay at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Drury is ready for his first major league game since going on the disabled list April 7. Drury played in all 24 June games at Triple-A and registered a .311/.404/.522 slash line over that 90 at-bat sample. The Yankees have yet to announce a corresponding move to clear a spot for Drury on the active roster.
Drury will begin playing first base twice a week for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Conor Foley of The Times-Tribune reports. The Yankees have acknowledged that Drury deserves to be in the majors, but there's currently no room for the infielder with Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres both mashing for the big club. He'll get some reps at first base moving forward in an attempt to provide him with another path to the majors. If Drury takes well to first base, he could potentially replace Neil Walker -- who is hitting just .204/.280/.286 this season -- on the big-league roster in a utility role.
Drury is taking extra time to report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in order to make a pair of visits to a specialist regarding his neck, The Athletic reports. The visits are not related to any setback but are instead merely a part of his recovery. The specialist is a chiropractor and acupuncturist who has been working with Drury after it was discovered that his severe migraines were related to an irritated tendon in his neck. The infielder is considered healthy, but the nature of the injury suggests that it will require continued maintenance, and with the recent emergence of both Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres, Drury is likely to see his role significantly reduced when he eventually returns to the majors.
Drury (impaired vision) is back to full health at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports. General manager Brian Cashman said Drury is "a major leaguer currently on assignment in Triple A" due to the team's current 25-man roster and Miguel Andujar's performance at third base in his absence. It sounds like Drury will be back with the big club eventually, but the Yankees are currently content riding with Andujar at the hot corner.